21 January 2013

Take it off Monday: Week 2


Although this is my week 2 post, I technically think it's really only week 1 on the program. {I had the stomach bug last week.  Ugh.}

Overall, I think I did pretty damn well getting back into the Medifast swing of things.  Of course, with a 3 day weekend, there were more than a few temptations.  A movie/dinner date with Bob yesterday, in particular.

{We saw Silver Linings Playbook.  HIGHLY recommend.  
Especially for fellow Philadelphians. Ahem.}

While I did all the right things {ate before I left the house, brought a movie snack with me, etc} I have to be honest with you... I caved on the movie popcorn.  I just. couldn't. help. it.  It's a big weakness of mine and I knew that going in.  I just had a few handfuls and then tried to really fill up on my Medifast Nacho Puffs.  It worked, but I was still a little disappointed in myself for caving.  Oh well.  I tried.  For dinner, I did really well.  I ordered a steak, grilled shrimp and grilled veggies.  It was delicious!

To be honest, I think the Medifast program is extremely easy to follow during the week.  There's a schedule.  I pack my 4 Medifast meals, bring them to work, eat, eat, eat, drink, drink, drink {my goal is 80-100oz of water per day, which is somewhat easy for me... I love water} then I come home to a lovely, but sensible, lean & green meal and I still get another Medifast meal at night {usually a warm brownie!} Easy Peasey.  Seriously.  It's the weekends that are super difficult. But I think I did really well, overall.

Something I wanted to talk about this week, that I think contributed to my success, is the new Medifast app.  I didn't have that the last time I completed the program and I'm finding it extremely helpful!  With the app, I can log my meals, keep track of calories and water intake and update my progress. Here's a screen shot of my app today...

Oh wait.  Did you catch that?

I've lost SEVEN POUNDS so far. That means I lost 5 pounds this week on the Medifast plan.

Although I thought the popcorn would set me back, clearly staying strong and on plan the rest of the week really paid off.

Week 2 Summary

Weight loss this week: -5 pounds

Weight loss to date: -7 pounds

Weight left to lose: 23 pounds
First Goal: 10 pounds {so close!!}
  • Reward: Mani/Pedi
Second Goal: 20 pounds
  • Reward: Massage {thanks for the idea you guys!}
Final Goal: 30 pounds
  • Reward: Still thinking on this one! I'll know it when I see it.
Success: I'm sorry... did you not see that I lost 5 pounds this week?  I'd call that a success!

Set-Backs: Movie Popcorn.  But it just smells sooooo goooood.
Exercise: No real exercise plan yet, as I have to let my body readjust to the program first.  We'll talk exercise soon, though!

If you'd like to join me on this weight loss journey, use my shopping code JENNI56 for 56 free meals with your order of $250 when you enroll in Medifast Advantage.  Not ready to enroll?  Use the code JENNI50 to get $50 off an order of $275.

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As a Medifast blogger, I receive Medifast meals and support to facilitate my weight loss journey. All opinions are my own.


Pamela said...

Maybe for the 30lbs you could get a new outfit?

Can't wait to see what you incorporate for your exercise!!

Ashley said...

Congrats on 7 pounds. That's awesome!

MommyB said...

Congrats on your first second week :) Hope you have more fun dates in your future and glad you were able to enjoy it!!

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